• FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic – First combined longline/Danish seine newbuild is highly automated and efficient

    VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic – First combined longline/Danish seine newbuild is highly automated and efficient

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    FEATURE | Damen to convert platform supply vessel to fish feed carrier

    FEATURE | Damen to convert platform supply vessel to fish feed carrier

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Crystal Sea – Smart new multi-purpose fishing boat joins English fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Crystal Sea – Smart new multi-purpose fishing boat joins English fleet

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Vanguard – New mussel harvester for New Zealand is packed full of innovations

    VESSEL REVIEW | Vanguard – New mussel harvester for New Zealand is packed full of innovations

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

    Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic – First combined longline/Danish seine newbuild is highly automated and efficient
  • FEATURE | Damen to convert platform supply vessel to fish feed carrier
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Crystal Sea – Smart new multi-purpose fishing boat joins English fleet
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Vanguard – New mussel harvester for New Zealand is packed full of innovations
  • Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!
MEPS WEEK
Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

By Neil Baird

This vital part of the ship and workboat market seemingly reveals technical advances on a weekly basis. Lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, less maintenance, greater reliability, lighter weight, smaller size, less noise and more convenience, are among the features touted. Simultaneously, we are flooded with ..

BOOK REVIEW | Thomas Summers & Co – Boatbuilders of Fraserburgh

BOOK REVIEW | Thomas Summers & Co – Boatbuilders of Fraserburgh

By Neil Baird

For those who have never been there, Fraserburgh is a very traditional northern Scottish fishing town that now also services the oil and gas industry of the North Sea on to which it fronts. The town is very salty and very traditional, cold and bleak. Those are the conditions for which, and in which, Thomas Summers & ..

FEATURE | On the Mekong – Khon Pi rapids saved, for now

FEATURE | On the Mekong – Khon Pi rapids saved, for now

By Milton Osborne

Just over a year ago, I reported on the uncertain future of the Khon Pi rapids, located near the Thai town of Chiang Khong and lying in the riverbed between Thailand and Laos. At issue was the desire of a Chinese company to blast the rapids and thus open the course of the Mekong for commercial navigation between Southern ..

FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

By Neil Baird

After a very lengthy dormant period, it is a pleasure to see strong signs of revival in the fishing and aquaculture boat sectors. It is even more pleasing to see that so many of the new boats are innovative, well-built, environmentally sound, versatile and safe. Of course, that largely applies to Western Europe, ..

FEATURE | Mussel reef restoration project in the Hauraki Gulf, NZ

FEATURE | Mussel reef restoration project in the Hauraki Gulf, NZ

By Baird Maritime

A hundred years ago, New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf played host to abundant green-lipped mussels and other shellfish in naturally occurring reefs and beds. The combination of historic overfishing and environmental degradation saw this resource ebb away. Now, the community is working together to bring it back. Revive ..

COLUMN | Modified and made-to-fit [Fishing for a Living]

COLUMN | Modified and made-to-fit [Fishing for a Living]

By Alan Haig-Brown

The origin of tonnage for vessels had to do with the number of barrels of wine (tuns) that a boat could transport across the English Channel. Officials measured the accrual volume of the cargo hold. Vessel owners complained that they were measuring from the ship’s planks rather than the inside of the frames. They argued, ..

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

This vital part of the ship and workboat market seemingly reveals technical advances on a weekly basis. Lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, less maintenance, greater ..